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One year makes a difference September corn yield forecast far better than 2012
by Greg Forbes As the 2013 harvest nears, yield predictions become clearer. On September 13, USDA-NASS released the monthly corn yield forecast, which predicted a statewide yield average of 162 bushels per acre. September’s forecast dropped one bushel from August, which may be attributed to hot and dry weather conditions in late August and early September. The September forecast was released before rains drenched parts of Iowa from September 16 to September 22, although Roger Elmore, corn specialist with Iowa State University Extension, said he believed the precipitation would not drastically change the yield forecast. Elmore also credited the predicted drop from August to September to more accurate readings, as corn crops are mostly mature and most ears are
filled out. He expected October’s forecast to be more accurate than September’s. Regionally, the report estimated northwest Iowa to experience an average of 175 bushels per acre, the most in the state. Northeast, east central and north central Iowa are all expected to see 167 bushels per acre or better. Central Iowa is forecast at 162 bushels per acre while southeast (158 bushels per acre) and west central (153 bushels per acre) are projected at less than 160 bushels per acre. Southwest Iowa looks to fall to 147 bushels per acre while south central Iowa could experience average yields at just 133 bushels per acre. YIELD, Page 6
September’s predictions for corn yields vary from region to region across Iowa. Timely precipitation and soil quality play a big part in the expected yields. Pictured above, a farmer in western Iowa begins combining corn. Photo by Bruce A. Binning
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Spilling the beans about the importance of ag USB analysis shows impact to nation, states
by Gordon Wolf The Animal Agriculture Economic Analysis released by the United Soybean Board (USB) and funded by the soybean checkoff can be a valuable tool to further educate farmers and consumers and those who influence decisions how important animal agriculture and agriculture in general is to the national economy and to the economies of individual states, including Iowa. Laura Foell, of Schaller, a member of the United Soybean Board, said state soybean boards have been given the analysis and that the information has been made available to the USB’s partners who have the ability to talk to their legislators. Foell explained the USB cannot lobby. The USB, which administers soybean checkoff activities, is different from the American Soybean Association (ASA). While both work to improve the success of U.S. soybean farmers, the ASA works on state and national policy issues. The law prohibits checkoff dollars from being used to influence governmental policies. Foell said the Animal Agriculture Economic Analysis contains information to educate not only politicians but also consumers as it shows how important animal agriculture, including pork production, is to Iowa and Iowa’s economy. Foell said pork production in the United States grew by 20 percent in the last 10 years but in Iowa, pork production grew by more than 50 percent in the same time period. “As a non-livestock producer, I know how important this is,” she said. She said 79 percent of the soybean meal used in Iowa in 2011 went toward pork production, and if not for pork production, Iowa soybean farmers would see a lot of raw soybeans and soybean meal shipped overseas. She added that 3.4 million tons of soybean meal was used in Iowa for pork production during that year. Throughout the nation, poultry production uses 50 percent of the soybean meal produced in a year; pork production uses 25 percent. Soybeans have long been used in pork production, Foell said. “Soybeans have a lot of the essential amino acids that pork needs in order to grow,” she said. “Soybeans are a great protein source.” She said many farmers and consumers may find it interesting that when Iowa soybean farmers harvest their crop and the soybeans are crushed, two-thirds of the crop ends up as meal and one-third is used for other purposes, such as soybean oil. Seventy to 80 percent of soybean oil goes toward human use. Foell pointed to the importance of supporting animal agriculture at the local and state levels, stating that animal agriculture created more than 22,000 jobs in the last 10 years, resulting in more property and income taxes paid. Animal agriculture also accounted for a $5.5 billion increase in economic output for Iowa. “We’re in a whole chain together – livestock farmers, grain farmers, school systems that use property taxes, that state government, that used income taxes,” she said. “When the rest of the economy was slow, agriculture was the bright spot,” she said. “We have been number one in Iowa in soybean production for years. This year we were overtaken by Illinois. We had the drought, then flooding, and then back to drought.
A focus of the United Soybean Board (USB) is to develop new and more uses for U.S. soybeans. Information from Laura Foell, a USB director, is that one of every two rows of soybeans is exported. She said new, value-added uses of soybeans will create more jobs and help the economy. Pictured is a scene from last year’s soybean harvest. File photo by Bruce A. Binning
Every year is different in the business of agriculture.” Foell said among the development of the uses of soybeans has been research in ways to bring out more of the essential amino acids, to develop soybeans and soybean meal to lessen the smell from livestock facilities and to increase the energy derived from soybean meal. “We’re trying to tweak the soybean meal and soybeans in general, to increase production for yields and to increase the protein in the meal,” she said. Research into improvements in soybeans and soybean meal and for new uses for soybeans is paid for through the national checkoff. Every time a producer sells a bushel of soybeans, half a percent of the market price receives goes into a national pot of money, said Foell. As legislated by Congress, half of the money stays in the state where the soybeans were produced and the other half goes into the national pool of checkoff funds. Foell is one of 69 volunteer directors on the national board that look how to improve soybeans and also how to improve the bottom line for soybean producers. She said besides research, the USB is involved in promotion, development, communications and education, and that’s why the checkoff is important. “We’re looking for more uses and a better product,” Foell said. She added the USB is working on high oleic soy oil. Information from the USB’s website (unitedsoybean.org) said that high oleic soy oil is a promising new oil with no trans fats and better functionality than commodity soy oil. The soy checkoff plans to conduct in-person meetings and demonstrations with food-company representatives to market the oleic soy oil. Companies will be presented with the advantages of high oleic oil so they will be more likely to use the oil when it becomes available. Foell said finding new uses for soybeans is a task that the soybean board is involved with. She mentioned some recent new uses such as car
seats in Ford vehicles, carpet backing and backing for Astroturf. She added that soybeans are used for animal feed, of course, but the soybean board is working with aquaculture. Foell said overseas nations have a huge demand for protein to feed fish in the aquaculture industry as fish in the wild are declining. Information from the USB said that checkoff-funded research shows the growing aquaculture sector has the potential for strong growth as it is one of the fastest growing sectors in global animal agriculture. The USB has partnered with 11 Qualified State Soybean Boards (QSSBs) and the Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) to focus on growing the U.S. aquaculture sector through the use of soy as a sustainable feed, information on the USB’s website said. Additional information from the USB said the U.S. Soybean Export Council is working with the China Ministries of Agriculture and Environmental Protection to introduce a high-intensity production system developed in the U.S. that can be adapted to existing pond systems in China and that the Iowa Soybean Association supported the introduction of this technology at the Pingway Fish Farm in eastern China. “We’re looking at many new ways to take our supply of soybeans and put it to use to help feed a growing world,” she said. Foell said currently, one of every two rows of soybeans is exported. “If we can develop more uses and send that valueadded production (overseas), it will develop more jobs here and will keep our economy going,” she said. “In my seven years on the board, this is something we’ve been looking at.” “I think the soybean farmers understand it’s a volunteer job,” Foell continued. USB directors are appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and can serve a maximum of three threeyear terms. Foell said, “The board is there to try to help with more uses of soybeans, to help the economy and help farmers do the best they can.”
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Report predicts total soybean production down from last year by Greg Forbes Combines have hit fields throughout Iowa as farmers are ready to conclude a bizarre growing season. In the Soybean Brief, issued September 23 by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA), ISA Board member Sheila Hebenstreit estimated that soybeans harvested in Green County during the weekend of September 14 yielded 30 to 35 bushels per acre. The early reports fall short of the statewide average yield estimate of 43 bushels per acre, down three bushels per acre from August’s forecast. Despite dropping in the last month, Iowa’s forecasted yield is nearly two bushels per acre better than the national average of 41.2. The national bushels per acre prediction also dropped since August but is up 1.6 bushels per acre compared to last year’s September yield forecast. Despite improved conditions, Iowa’s soybean production is projected to drop 9 million bushels compared to 2012. The report notes that pod clusters were lacking on Iowa bean plants. The drop in bushels per acre may be attributed to inclement weather throughout
the planting and growing seasons. Heavy rains delayed soybean planting into late June and many acres throughout the state were left unplanted. The rain gave way to a cool-weather drought that featured a July that produced less than an inch of rain statewide. On the third week of August, temperatures around the state climbed into the upper 90s, further complicating growing conditions for all crops, particularly late planted soybeans. The USDA September crop report showed that just 34 percent of Iowa’s soybean plants are at “good” or better condition. Just 69 percent of the soybeans have turned color whereas nearly 90 percent of plants would have colored this time of year. A mid-September rainfall helped alleviate some of the effects of the drought in some regions of the state. However, southeast Iowa reported 97 percent of topsoil moisture at “short” or “very short”. Information compiled from ISA Soybean Brief. The complete document is available as a PDF on ISA’s website at www.iassoybeans.com. The link to the document is located on the front page.
Coalition joins call for action on disaster aid denial Iowa agriculture, business and electric utilities, in partnership with government officials, joined together to urge action on a recent decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deny federal disaster aid in the wake of devastating storms earlier this year. In the letter, which was submitted to members of Iowa’s congressional delegation during the week of September 15, the coalition asked that they join them in asking FEMA to reconsider a recent and drastic policy change impacting rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. Coalition members stated, “When a partner, particularly one that is a governmental entity whose fundamental purpose is to help you get back on your feet after a disaster, backs out of its commitments, it can have a tremendous negative impact on our community’s entire fabric.” Following a late winter snow, ice and wind storm in April, a federally declared Major Disaster included Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Sioux and O’Brien counties. Three of Iowa’s electric cooperatives and two municipal utilities suffered damage. Instead of following established policy and practice, FEMA stated that federal disaster aid could not be issued because
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Birthdays, beef, reunions and homecomings My husband had a birthday this month. (He’s 49 now. Shhh. Don’t tell him I told you. It’s the last year where he’s still climbing up the hill.) It’s my long-standing belief that whomever has the birthday gets to pick what activity they want to do or what they would like to have for supper. A few years ago, my birthday was close to a weekend. It was my 40th, and I had found out that an exhibit based on “The Chronicles of Narnia” was going to be in the Science Center at Union Station in Kansas City. The only shot I had to get the boys down there to see it was to choose that place on my birthday. So, in an effort to escape the usual 40th birthday shenanigans, we made our way to Kansas City and walked through the Science Center and the Narnia exhibit. It was awesome! We also were able to see works on exhibit by a Lego artist which was pretty fun for the boys as well. His birthday was on a Saturday this year, so I asked him if he wanted to go out to eat or if he wanted me to grill as steak. He does love his beef. If I let him, he’d probably eat beef for every single meal. When we took our oldest child to Washington, D.C. a few years ago as a reward for reaching his Star rank in Boy Scouts, he had beef for every meal. While my son
and I were stretching our than it is now. Ah, the long culinary chops with lamb hair of youth! stew from an Irish Pub and A few years after I graducrab cakes at another place, ated high school, it merged my husband had hamburgwith another one, so I don’t ers for lunch every day, really have a homecoming and steak for supper every because the high school is night. Seriously. I can’t in the other town. I don’t make this up. think I’ve ever made it to a Getting back to my husclass reunion either. I think band’s birthday, he said he our 25th was last year, but wanted to go out to eat that I’m not sure we did anynight. That worked for me thing. I didn’t know about ... no cooking! it anyway. So I asked him what he I’ve been trying to be adwas going to do during the opted into our school sysday, besides the normal tem. My husband graduchores of course. ated from here and both of He wanted to go look at my boys will graduate from cattle with the boys. Yep, here. that’s right. He wanted Maybe they can make By Christy Welch to spend his day walking me an honorary graduate through various pastures at some point. Until then, in Nebraska and Iowa scouting cattle that I’m a graduate without a high school. could be purchased for next year’s 4-H and The next morning the boys all set out to FFA projects. scout for cattle. I was thankful that I didn’t Last weekend was also homecoming have to go. and a class reunion for my husband. We They ended up not getting back until rewent to the game, then out with his class ally late, so we headed off to the restaurant afterwards for awhile. One of the ladies of my husband’s choice for supper. said he looked exactly like he did in high Guess what he ordered. school. I laughed, because when I married Yep, steak. him his hair was about 3 inches longer But, so did I.
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1.9% 5 Yrs Fixed APR On 9330, 9430, 9530 & 9630 Tractors JD 9560RT, 875 hrs, 36” belts, 26 frt wts, 4 hyd, pst w/ efficiency mgr ..............$327,500 JD 9560R, ‘12, 1098 hr, 800 dls, radar, 2-1400 lb wts, #5830 wts......................$279,900 JD 9630T, ’10, 1302 hr, 36” tracks, 26 frt wts, dlx cmft ......................................$262,900 JD 9630T, ‘10, 1462 hr, 36” tracks, frt wts, 4 scv, wide swing drawbar...............$259,900 JD 9630, ‘11, 691 hr, 800 dls, dlx cab/active seat, 4 scv, 0% for 5 yrs.............. $259,900 JD 9630, ‘11, 960 hr, 800 dls , dlx cab/active seat, 4 scv, 0% for 5 yrs............... $249,900 JD 9630, ‘11, 1171 hr, 800 dls , dlx cab/active seat, 4 scv, 0% for 5 yrs.............$236,900 JD 9630, ‘10, 634 hr, 800 dls , dlx cab/active seat, 4 scv, 0% for 5 yrs............... $247,900 JD 9630, ‘10, 1540 hr, 800 dls-Mich, Hi flow, hyd, 5 scv, 0% for 5 yrs......... ......$222,900 JD 9630, ‘09, 1363 hr, 800 dls , dlx cab/active seat, 4 scv, 0% for 5 yrs..............$226,900 JD 9630, ’09, 977 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 800 dls, 2800 lb wts………………. .$243,900 JD 9630, ’09, 1084 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 800 dls, HID lts, leather seat…........$227,900 JD 9630, ’09, 1126 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 800 dls, 4 scv’s……………............$218,900 JD 9630, ‘09, 1244 hr, dls cab, active seat, 800 dls-FS, hid lights.......................$219,900 JD 9630, ‘08, 1724 hr, 800 dls, active seat, dif lok, #2800 lb wts........................$195,900 JD 9630, ‘08, 2057 hrs, dlx cab, active seat, 800 dls, 4600# rr wts, 1800# frt....$199,900 JD 9620, ‘05, 2069 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 800 dls, 4930# rr wts, hid lts...........$169,900 JD 9510RT, ‘13, 501 hr, 36” tracks, 4 hyd, 26 frt wts, radar, wrty til 2/2014.... ...$299,900 JD 9510R, ‘12, 606 hr, 800 dls, 2800 lb rr wts.................................................... $266,900 JD 9530T, ‘11, 640 hr, 36” tracks, 4 hyd, 26 frt wts, buddy seat...................... ...$268,900 JD 9530T, ‘11, 1188 hr, 36” tracks, 4 hyd, 20 frt wts, 0% for 5 yrs.....................$249,900 JD 9530T, ‘10, 1595 hr, dlx cab, 36” tracks, radar, 26 frt wts.......................... ....$249,900 JD 9530, ‘11, 532 hr, 710/42 Michelin tires, active seat, hid lts, 2800 lb rr wts.. $254,900 JD 9530, ’11, 415 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 800 dls, 2800 lb rr wts……… ..........$245,500 JD 9530, ‘11, 1215 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 800 duals, 0% for 5 yrs................... $219,900 JD 9530, ‘10, 974 hr, 78 gpm, 5 scv, 800-Mich duals, hid lits.............................$239,900 JD 9530, ’10, 737 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 800 dls, dif lok, 0% for 5 yrs....... ......$226,500 JD 9530, ’10, 631 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 710 Mich-duals, hid lights, 1400 lb…$239,900 JD 9530, ’10, 745 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 800 dls, dif lok, 0% for 5 yrs....... ......$226,500 JD 9530, ’10, 642 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 800 dls, dif lok, HID, 0% for 5yrs.... ..$236,500 JD 9530, ’10, 1355 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 800 dls, dif lok, 0% for 5 yrs..... ......$217,900 JD 9530, ’10, 1785 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 800 dls, dif lok, 0% for 5 yrs..... ......$194,900 JD 9530, ’10, 1779 hr, dlx cab, 4 new- 800 dls, dif lok, 0% for 5 yrs..... .............$211,900 JD 9530, ’09, 1031 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 800 dls, dif lok, 2-1400 rr wts……. $208,900 JD 9530, ’09, 1078 hr, dlx cab, active seat, dif lok, 800 dls…………………. ....$206,900 JD 9530, ‘08, 1455 hr, dlx cab, active seat, dif lok, radar, 800 dls.................. .....$199,900 JD 9530, ‘08, 1976 hr, dlx cab, active seat, dif lok, HD Gudgeon, 800’s..... .........$187,500 JD 9530, ‘08, 2270 hr, dlx cab, active seat, dif lok, radar, 800 dls............. ..........$183,900 JD 9530, ‘08, 2358 hr, dlx cab, active seat, dif lok, radar, 800 dls............... ........$179,900 JD 9530, ‘08, 4244 hr, flx cab, active seat, 800 dls, dif lok, radar................. .......$161,900 JD 9520T, ‘03, 2930 hr, pto, 4 hyd, 30” tracks, HID lts, at valve, frt wts.......... ...$161,900 JD 9520, ‘04, 2773 hr, 800 dls, AT vlv, #2800 rr wts.................................. .........$145,900 JD 9520, ‘04, 2988 hr, 710/42 dls, active seat, hid lts...................................... ...$152,500 JD 9520, ‘03, 3712 hr, 800 dls, active seat, dif lok, 4 hyd, #3030 rr wts.......... ...$139,500 JD 9520, ‘03, 3271 hr, 800 dls, active seat, dif lok, not at rdt..............................$135,900 JD 9520, ‘02, 5720 hr, 710/42 dls, active seat, ATU 200, pst, 4 scv.............. ......$120,900 JD 9520, ‘02, 6847 hr, 710/70R38, 4 hyd, dif lok, 2800 lb rr wts.................. ......$119,900 JD 9460R, ‘12, 713 hr, 710/42 dls, PTO, #2800 wts, radar, wrty until 1-6-14.. ...$244,900 JD 9460R, ‘12, 120 hr, 800 dls, active seat, #2800 wts, wrty until May 2014... ..$267,500 JD 9460R, ‘12, 482 hr, 710/42 dls, bareback, active seat, wrty til 10/14............. $247,900 JD 9410R, ‘12, 399 hr, 710/42 dls-Michelin, PTO, radar, HID lits................. .......$254,900 JD 9410R, ‘12, 748 hr, 18.4x46 dls, 3 pt/pto, pst, 5 hyd, radar, ext wrty........... ..$264,900 JD 9410R, ‘12, 453 hrs, 710/42 dls, PTO, radar, wrty until 1/23/2014........... .....$249,900 JD 9410R, ‘12, 328 hr, 710/42 dls, pst, bareback, wrty until 2/24/2014..............$239,900 JD 9430, ‘10, 682 hr, PTO, 710/42 dls, #2800 rr wts, dif lok, radar, leather... .....$236,900 JD 9430, ‘10, 702 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 710/42 dls, 4 scv, pst trans........ .......$222,900 JD 9430, ‘10, 810 hr, dlx cab, active seat, 710/42 dls, 4 scv, pst trans.......... .....$220,900 JD 9430, ‘09, 1173 hr, dlx cab w/ active seat, 710/42 dls, pst, 4 hyd.......... ........$215,900 JD 9420, ‘04, 2600 hr, 710/42 dls, pst, bareback, 4 hyd, active seat, #2800 wts...$152,900 JD 9420, ‘05, 4072 hr, 710/42 dls-Mich, bareback, 4 scv, hid lits, dif lok.......... .$135,900
JD 9420, ‘04, 2949 hr, 710/42 dls, 24 spd, dlx cab/active seat, 4 hyd.................$126,900 JD 9420, ‘02, 4547 hr, 710/42 dls, 24 spd, dlx cab/active seat, 4 hyd.................$124,900 JD 9400, ‘99, 5450 hr, 710/38 dls, 24 spd, 3 scv, less dif/lok........................... ....$74,900 JD 9330, ‘10, 869 hr, 620/70R42 dls, active seat, pst, 4 scv.............................. .$205,900 JD 9320, ‘02, 2137 hr, 24 spd, 620/42 dls, 4 scv, 3 pt hitch, rear wts.................$139,900 JD 9300, ‘99, 4250 hr, 24 spd, 710/38 dls, 4 scv, radar, dif lok, at valve............ ...$98,900 JD 9300, ‘97, 5385 hr, 24 spd, 710/38 dls, pto, 4 scv, dif lok........................... ....$89,900 JD 9360R, ‘12, 215 hr, 3 pt/pto, dlx cab, active seat, 4 scv, 18.4x46 dls............ .$248,900 JD 9230, ‘10, 611 hrs, 3 pt/pto, dlx cab, active seat, 4 scv, 18.4x46 dls..............$209,900 JD 9230, ‘10, 1038 hr, 3 pt/pto, dlx cab, active seat, 4 scv, 18.4x46 dls..............$199,900 JD 9230, ‘10, 1597 hr, 3 pt/pto, dlx cab, active seat, 4 scv, 18.4x46 dls..............$189,900 JD 9220, ‘04, 4080 hr, 620x42 dls, 1000 pto, dif lok, active seat, powershift..... $140,900 JD 9200, ‘00, 3943 hr, 710/38 dls, 24 spd, dif lok, 4 scv, 1000 pto, rear wts........$89,900 JD 9200, ‘98, 4477 hr, 20.8x42 dls, bareback, 4 scv, dif lok, 24 spd.....................$86,900 JD 9200, ‘97, 5381 hr, 620/70R42 dls, good interior, new exhaust.................... ...$81,900 JD 9200, ‘97, 5452 hr, 24 spd, 20.8x42 dls, 4 scv, dif lok................................... ..$76,900 JD 9200, ‘97, 5372, 24 spd , 20.8x42 dls, dif lok, dlx cab, 4 scv......................... ..$77,900 JD 9200, ‘00, 6201 hr, 24 spd, 20.8x42 dls, 3 scv, dif lok................................ .....$75,900 JD 9100, ‘01, 2534 hr, 24 spd, bareback, 3 scv, 18.4x42 dls-FS-new............... ..$107,900 JD 9100, ‘98, 4718 hr, 18.4x42 dls, bareback 24 spd............................................$72,900 JD 9100, ’98, 4382 hr, 24 spd, bareback, 4 scv, 20.8x38 dls………………… ....$76,900 JD 8970, ‘93, 4870 hr, 24 spd, 710/38’s, 4 wcv, new steering pins..................... ..$71,900 JD 8970, ‘95, 7537 hr, 12 spd, 710/38 dls-90%, 3 scv, 400 hp.............................$57,900 JD 8870, ‘94, 3533 hr, 24 spd, Dif lock, new turbo, 20.8x42 dls...................... .....$72,900 JD 8870, ‘94, 4430 hr, 24 spd, dif lock, new water pump, 3 scv........................ ...$70,900 JD 8870, ‘95, 5749 hr, 24 spd, 710/38 dls, 4 hyd, bareback, #1800 rear wts........$63,900 JD 8870, ‘96, 4125 hrs, 24 spd, 20.8x38 dls, 3 pt hitch, 3 scv, dif lok.............. ....$65,900 JD 8870, ‘95, 4203 hr, 20.8x38 dls, 3 pt hitch, 24 spd.........................................`$64,900 JD 8960, ‘92, 8340 hr, 24 spd, 20.8x42 dls, 3 scv, bareback, 400 hp................. ..$43,900 JD 8360RT, ‘11, 871 hr, IVT, 5 hyd 25” tracks, hid lits, wide drive whl... .............$267,900 JD 8360RT, ‘11, 760 hr, IVT, 5 hyd, 25” tracks, wide drive whl, hid lits..... ..........$266,900 JD 8360R, ‘12, 667 hr, IVT, ILS w/ dls, 5 scv, 18.4x50 dls, leather, hid lts. .........$281,900 JD 8345R, ‘10, 596 hr, IVT/ILS w/ frt duals, 4 scv, 18.4x50 rr, frt fenders. .........$239,900 JD 8345R, ‘10, 1256 hr, IVT/ILS, 18.4x50 rr, 4 scv, 60 gpm, 8 frt wts.... ............$230,900 JD 8345R, ‘10, 1972 ht, IVT/ILS, 18.4x46 rr, 5 scv, HID lits................................$216,900 JD 8345R, ‘10, 2105 hrs, IVT/ILS, 18.4x46 rr, 5 scvs, 22 frt wts, leather seat... .$219,900 JD 8335RT, ‘12, 307 hr, IVT, 18” tracks, 5 hyd, 72” track spacing.......... ............$259,900 JD 8335RT, ‘13, 246 hr, IVT, 18” tracks, hid lts, leather, 6 scv, 22 frt wts............$264,900 JD 8335RT, ‘12, 515 hr, IVT, 18” tracks, 6 scv, extd wrty............................ ........$247,900 JD 8335R, ‘12, 477 hr, IVT/ILS, 20.8x46 dls, 5 scv, frt fenders, leather............ ..$249,900 JD 8335R, ‘12, 432 hrs, PST, ILS, 20.8x46 dls, 5 scv, frt fenders, leather seat... $241,900 JD 8335R, ‘12, 463 hr, IVT/ILS, 18.4x50 rr, 4 hyd, frt duals, 14 frt wts...............$242,900 JD 8335R, ‘11, 733 hr, IVT/ILS, 18.4x50 rr, 4 hyd, 2800 lb rear wts.............. .....$236,500 JD 8335R, ‘11, 1101 hr, IVT/ILS, 18.4x50 rr, 4 hyd, 2800 lb rr wts.....................$218,900 JD 8335R, ‘11, 784 hrs, pst, 1500 mfwd w/ single 380/38, 5 scv, hid lits...........$210,900 JD 8320R, ‘10, 721 hrs, IVT, 1500 frt duals, 5 scv, hid lits, 12 frt wts.................$212,900 JD 8320R, ’10, 525 hr, pst, ILS, 20.8x46 dls, 5 scv, hid lts, leather…………. ..$215,000 JD 8320R, ’10, 995 hr, pst, ILS, 20.8x46 dls, 5 scv, hid lts, leather…………. ..$212,900 JD 8310R, ‘11, 517 hr, pst, 18.4x50 dls, 380/38 dls w/ 1500 mfwd, 4 hyd........ .$213,900 JD 8310R, ’11, 190 hr, pst, 18.4x50, 1500 mfwd, 4 scv, 60 gpm, 4 hyd……… .$207,900 JD 8295R, ‘11, 509 hr, pst, 5 scv, 18.4x50 dls, 1300 frt axle, 60 gpm.................$192,900 JD 8295R, ‘11, 1489 hr, ILS, 5 scv, 18.4x46 dls, frt dls, hid lts...........................$203,400 JD 8295R, ‘11, 1656 hr, ILS, IVT, 4 scv, 18.4x50 dls, frt 420/34 dls, hid lts........$195,900 JD 8295R, ‘10, 1569 hr, ILS, pst, frt singles, 18.4x50 dls, 4 scv, rear wts...... ....$191,900 JD 8295R, ‘10, 1640 hr, pst, 4 scv, 18.4x50 dls, fenders, active seat.................. $174,900 JD 8285R, ‘12, 619 hr, pst, 4 scv, 18.4x50 dls, 4 scvs, leather seat.................. ..$192,900 JD 8285R, ‘11, 315 hr, pst, 4 scv, 18.4x50 dls, 60 gpm, radar, like new............. $192,500 JD 8285R, ‘11, 875 hr pst, 4 scv, 18.4x50 dls, 1300 mfwd, fenders, radar... ......$173,900 JD 8285R, ‘11, 1010 hr, pst, 18.4x50 dls, pst, 1300 frt axle, 4 scv, 60 gpm.........$172,900 JD 8260R, ‘12, 223 hr, pst, 18.4x46 dls, 4 scv, 8 frt wts, #2800 rr wts...............$187,900
JD 8260R, ‘12, 376 hr, pst, 18.4x46 dls, 5 scv, 8 frt wts, #2800 rr wts...............$186,900 JD 8260R, ‘11, 780 hr, pst. 18.4x46 dls, 5scv, 540/1000 pto, less wts.............. .$181,900 JD 8235R, ‘12, 477 hr, 18.4x46 dls, pst, 540/1000, 4 scv, frt fenders..................$169,900 JD 8530, ‘06, 3500 hr, IVT/ILS, 18.4x50 dls, frt duals, hid lits, 4 scv........... .......$169,900 JD 8520T, ‘03, 3685 hr, 24” tracks, 20 frt wts, 42.5 gpm w/ 4 scvs ....................$135,900 JD 8520, ‘02, 5382 hr, 20.8x46 dls, ILS, pst, 4 scv, active seat...........................$119,200 JD 8420, ‘04, 4317 hr, 18.4x50 dls, ILS, pst, hid lts, AT rdy, 4 hyd..... ................$133,900 JD 8420, ‘02, 7541 hr, 18.4x46 dls, ILS, 42 gpm, 5 scv, hid lits, 8 frt wts...... ....$110,900 JD 8410, ‘00, 8718 hr, 710x38 dls, 3 scv, 840 loader w/ joystick.................. ........$84,500 JD 8220, ‘05, 2128 hr, 420/80R46 dls-Mich, pst, AT rdy, 3 scv, 42.5 gpm..........$124,900 JD 8220, ‘03, 3279 hr, 20.8x42 dls, mfwd, 22 frt wts, 3 scv, 1000 pto, fender... $123,900 JD 8200, ‘97, 7513 hr, 2wd, 18.4x46 dls, 8 frt wts, new frt tires, 3 hyd............. ...$52,900 JD 8200, ‘97, 3726 hr, 2wd, 18.4x42 dls, 3 hyd , quick hitch............................. ...$61,900 JD 8130, ‘09, 808 hr, mfwd, pst, active seat, 540/1000, 3 scv, 12 frt wts......... ..$156,900 JD 7280R, ‘12, 816 hr, IVT, 18.4x46 dls, 4 scv, 1000 pto, frt fenders, radar........$175,700 JD 7215R, ‘12, 460 hrs, IVT, 18.4x46 dls, 4 scv, 540/1000, HID lits............. ......$162,500 JD 7200R, ‘12, 408 hr, IVT, 18.4x46 dls, 4 scv, 540/1000, hid lits................... ...$157,900 JD 7930, ‘07, 1688 hr, mfwd, IVT, 18.4x46 dls, TLS front axle, HID lits......... .....$147,900 JD 7830, ‘11, 482 hr, mfwd, AQ, TLS, 18.4x46 dls, hid lts, 540/1000, AT rdy... ..$152,900 JD 7810, ‘02, 5291 hr, mfwd, pwr shift, 2 scv, 540/1000 pto, 14 frt wts...............$82,900 JD 7810, ‘99, 5667 hr, 2wd, 16 spd, 2 scv, 18.4x42 Mich duals, wt brkt........... ...$59,500 JD 7810, ‘98, 7849 hr, 2wd, pq trans, 18.4x42 dls, has been underhauled........... $54,900 JD 7800, ‘95, 9939 hrs, mfwd, powershift, 3 scv, 18.4x42 dls, 16.9x28 rr........... $49,900 JD 7800, ‘93, 8976 hr, 2wd, 19 spd pst, 18.4x42, 11L, 3 scv’s............................. $37,900 JD 4755, ‘91, 13222 hr, mfwd, 20.8x42 dls, 16.9x30 frt, 3 scv, pst................. .....$29,900 JD 4450, ‘84, 6495 hr, mfwd, pst, 18.4x38 dls, 14.9x26 frt............................... ...$39,900 JD 4840, ‘82, 8125 hr, ps trans, 18.4x42 dls, 3 hyd, frt fuel tank.............. ............$17,900 JD 6430P, ‘12, 609 hr, cab, mfwd, 24 spd, frt fenders, 3 scv, air seat, less jystk....$82,900 JD 6430P, ‘09, 712 hr, cab, 673 ldr, mfwd, 16 spd, R&P axle, air seat.......... ........$71,900 JD 6230P, ‘09, 706 hr, mfwd, cab, 16 spd w/ lhr, 2 scv, dlx exhaust.................. ...$54,900 JD 6115D, ‘12, 40 hrs, open, 2wd, 563 loader w/ 85” bkt, joystick.................... ...$47,900 JD 5105M, ‘12, 205 hrs, cab, mfwd, 32 spd, 3 func joystick, 18.4x30............. .....$50,900 JD 5100M, ‘13, 2 hrs, 32 spd, joystick, 2 rear scv, cold weather pkg.............. ......$55,900 JD 2840, 4455 hr, 18.4x34 rr, 2 scv, 148 loader, cab........................................ .....$10,900 JD 2840, ‘77, open, 18.4x34 rr, straight, tach reads 2179 hr...................................$8,900 JD 2240, ‘81, 2916 hrs, 8/2 trans, JD 145 loader w/ indep vlv, 1 rear scv....... ......$12,500 JD 2555, 3210 hrs, turbo chrgd eng, 1110 loader, 1 rr scv, yellow................. .........$9,400 Cat MT765, ‘07, 2118 hrs, 4 hyd, 3 pt/pto, 25” tracks, 4 hyd, 20 frt wts.......... ..$156,900 Cat 85D, ‘98, 5734 hr, bareback, 4 hyd, 30” tracks, 360 hp........................... .......$47,900 Cat 75C, ‘93, 5545 hrs, 30” tracks, 3 pt, 4 hyd, air seat, 10 spd pst, frt wts..........$34,900 CIH 535, ‘08, 1700 hrs, 710/42 dls, 16 spd, Gold signature edition, 4 hyd..........$194,900 CIH 500 Quad, ‘12, 510 hrs, 4 scv, leather, Tracks-90%, AFX monitor........... .....$292,900 CIH 485 Quad, ‘10, 2109 hrs, 30” tracks, leather, 4 scv, AFS 600 guidance.... ....$223,900 CIH 385, ‘10, 1250 hrs, 18.4x46 dls, 1000 pto, less 3 pt ....................................$209,900 CIH STX 375, ‘05, 1744 hr, 620/42 dls, 4 hyd, bareback, pst, less wts............. ..$141,900 CIH 350 Steiger, 604 hrs, 3 pt/pto, 4 scv, 18.4x50 dls, pst, leather, 8 frt wts......$216,900 CIH 350 Steiger, 749 hrs, 3 pt/pto, 4 scv, 18.4x50 dls, leather, frt and rr wts... ..$199,900 CIH 9270, ‘91, 5112 hrs, 24.5x32 tires, 12 spd, 4scv, 335 hp...............................$41,900 CNH 340, ‘12, 440 hrs, 18.4x50 dls, 4 scv, susp frt axle w/ dls, 10 frt wts...........$224,900 CIH 215, ‘10, 725 hr, 18.4x46 dls, pst, air seat, 3 scv....................................... ..$127,900 CIH JX95, ‘04, 304 hrs, 18.4x34, 3 hyd, 13.6x24 frt............................................. $35,900 CIH 95 Farmall, ‘08, 500 hrs, cab, L730 NSL loader, joystick, bale spear/bkt.... ...$42,900 CIH JX55, ‘05, open, mfwd, 1 rr scv, 14.9x28 rear tires, left hand mech rev.... .....$17,900 NH T9030, ‘08, 800 hrs, 710/42 dls, 24 spd, 4 hyd............................................. $149,900 NH TJ375, ‘06, 2098 hrs, 710/42 hrs, 24 spd, 4 scv, Trimble Guidance, 375 hp...$123,500 NH 9680, ‘95, 3798 hr, 12 spd, bareback, 4 scv, 24.5x32 dls, bareback............ ...$59,900 Versatile 856, ‘85, 7093 hr, trans rebuilt, 3 pt, 4 scv, 18.4x38 tires......................$21,900 Agco Allis 8765, ‘99, 2wd, 18.4x34 rr, 540/1000, 12 spd trans w/ rev, 2435 hr....$14,900 Ford 4610, 2822 hrs, 2 scv, 8 spd, 2wd, 16.9x30 rr, 3 cyl diesel.................... .........$7,900
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Annual Farm Crawl offers tours of eight farms The seventh annual Farm Crawl will offer tours of eight independent family farms in south central from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 6. Last year’s Farm Crawl attracted more than 1,000 visitors. The farms are located in south Marion County/north Lucas County (one hour south of Des Moines). Farm Crawl participants drive themselves from farm to farm to visit the animals, meet the farmers, sample the goodies, purchase locally grown and produced products and have lots of fun in the beautiful Iowa countryside. Several of the host farms will have guest area businesses and farms that produce fiber/yarn, photo cards, artisan beer, honey, pastry, wine, and pork. Entrance to all of the farms is free, although admission will be charged to the corn maze at Dan-D Farms). Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) is the major sponsor of the Farm Crawl. For more information, maps and directions, visit the Farm Crawl website at www. FarmCrawl.com. Pets are not allowed on the Farm Crawl for the safety of farm animals and guests. The eight farms are: Blue Gate Farm (Jill Beebout and Sean Skeehan): Certified Naturally Grown, chemical-free produce, pastured eggs, and honey bees. Sample homemade jams, jellies and honey; guided tours of the gardens and season-extending high tunnels. Guests: Peace Tree Brewing Co. (Knoxville), Aunt Louise’s Cinnamon Rolls (Russell), Glorybe Photo Cards (Columbia) and Still Waters Fiber Farm (Pleasantville). Cookies and herb lemonade. Coyote Run Farm (Matt Russell and Patrick Standley): A 110 acre farm being rebuilt to profitability through relational marketing and sustainable agriculture with chemical-free produce and cut flowers, pastured poultry and eggs, hormone-free/ grass-fed and grain-fed beef, and mules. Self-tour the farm and high tunnel. Refreshments available. Crooked Gap Farm (Ethan and Rebecca
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Correctionville farm hosts Mexican meat buyers Seventeen meat buyers from Mexico learned about Iowa beef production on a tour of the Triple U Ranch near Correctionville on September 10. Hosted by the Utesch family –brothers Craig, Brad and Kirk and their families - the buyers checked the pastures to see the cow/calf operation and then visited the feedlot to learn about the finishing end of the beef business. The buyers represented the Mexican National Meat Processors Association and 12 companies in Mexico that purchase U.S. beef. Past Iowa trade teams to Mexico have developed relationships with the buyers and encourage them to visit Iowa on a return trade trip. “Craig and I had an opportunity to attend a meat trade mission to Mexico several years ago where we met some of the same people who came to our farm. We’re proud to show them how three generations of the Utesch family make their living by raising cattle, crops and caring for our land,” said Elaine Utesch, Iowa Beef Industry Council director.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications in Iowa field offices for three special program initiatives through October 4 - the Organic Initiative, Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative, and On-Farm Energy Initiative. Through these initiatives, NRCS provides technical help and financial assistance at a higher rate than many other conservation programs. Each initiative includes its own set of eligible conservation practices. They are funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) – USDA’s largest and most popular conservation program. Through EQIP, eligible farmers address soil, water and related natural resource concerns on private agricultural lands. Five percent of EQIP financial assistance dollars are set aside for beginning farmers, and another five percent is reserved for socially-disadvantaged farmers. NRCS accepts applications for all programs on a continuous basis, but recently announced October 4 is the first signup cutoff deadline to fund fiscal year conservation program applications in Iowa for fiscal year 2014. More information about these initiatives includes: On-Farm Energy Initiative – enables a producer to find ways to conserve energy on the farm through an on-farm energy audit, providing financial assistance to implement various measures and practices recommended in the audit. Practices include typical conservation such as cover crops, no-till and windbreaks to very practical energy improvements like high efficiency lighting for aging livestock facilities and more efficient motors for grain dryers. During fiscal year 2013, NRCS provided more than $800,000 Iowa farmers through the Energy Initiative. Organic Initiative – provides assistance to certified organic producers and those transitioning to organic production to meet their conservation goals. Examples of eligible practices include prescribed grazing, nutrient management, pest management and conservation crop rotations. Since October 2012, NRCS has provided more than $500,000 to Iowa producers covering nearly 1,200 acres through the Organic Initiative. Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative – provides financial and technical assistance to producers to build high tunnels, helping to extend the growing season for high value crops in an environmentally safe manner. Iowa producers received about $335,000 since October 2012 to fund 53 seasonal high tunnels. For additional information about these and other NRCS programs in Iowa, visit www.ia.nrcs.usda.gov and click on “Programs.” Individuals can also visit their local NRCS office located in each county’s USDA Service Center.
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“We put them in our pickups and drove right out into the pastures,” said Craig Utesch. “They had so many questions about our cattle, our machinery, and how we raise our crops. They were surprised we had to harvest all our crops before it snowed and also wanted to know how many crops we get each year! And of course they loved the ribeye steaks that the Woodbury County Cattlemen
grilled for our supper.” Coordinated by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the biennial visit includes tours of Iowa meat processing plants, livestock farms and special business meetings with meat exporting companies in Des Moines and Sioux City. The “Meet the Buyers” sessions allow Iowa beef and pork suppliers to meet privately with the buyers and negotiate business.
Twenty Iowa companies registered to meet with the buyers during the week of September 9-11. Mexico is the second largest U.S. beef export market in volume and third in value. Recent reports show exports of beef and beef variety meats added almost $273 to the value of a fed steer in July. Beef export activities in Iowa are funded by the $1-per-head beef checkoff.
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Rain helps a little but wind hurts more Strong winds whip through Iowa as harvest nears by Greg Forbes A mid September windstorm, coupled with a summer drought and May snowstorm, completed what has been a bizarre crop season from a weather standpoint. The week of Sunday, September 15 to Saturday, September 21 brought heavy winds and rain throughout the state. Iowa State Climatologist Harry Hillaker stated the statewide average rainfall for that period was slightly more than half an inch, the wettest week this year since late June. That Thursday alone areas in Mills County recorded nearly three inches of rain while a majority of areas stretching from southwest to central Iowa recorded more than an inch of rain. Northwest Iowa was not as fortunate as some locations received less than one tenth of an inch. Hillaker did not mention sections in northeast Iowa amongst those who enjoyed a plentiful rain but the weekly Iowa drought monitor map released September 19 by the National Drought Mitigation Center indicated northwest Iowa is comparatively in less of a drought than the rest of the state. The mid-September rain helped boost the year to date statewide precipitation average to 30.12 inches, nearly 1.5 inches above the annual mark for this date. On September 23, 2012, Hillaker said the statewide average was at a barren 20.59 inches of precipitation year to date. While Iowans welcomed the rain, it may have fallen too late in the growing season to improve crops. The crop summary for the week ending September 22 issued by the USDA reported that crop conditions improved slightly with 37 percent of corn planted reported in “good” or “excellent” condition and 34 percent of soybeans planted at “good” or “excellent” condition. Hillaker said the rains fell too late to show significant improvement but crop conditions may be
based on overall appearance. The rain may have caused some corn and soybean plants to green or allowed some ears to gain additional kernels. Despite the rain that fell, Hillaker said current moisture levels in soil on September 24 may actually be less than the same date last year. “It may not be that much difference because of the dryness the last two to three months,” he said. “We had quite a bit more rain last August.” Hillaker added, however, that the rain received earlier this year mixed with intermittent rains in the late summer have allowed water levels in fields and streams to stay steady. “That extra 10 inches of rain shows in river levels and farm ponds,” he said. “It hasn’t been dry enough, long enough to have a big impact on those things and this late in the season, they aren’t likely to dry out a whole lot more.” While most crops were too far into the growing season to benefit from much needed rain some plants were ripe for the picking when accompanying winds swept through parts of Iowa. Hillaker explained 19 counties received heavy winds along with the rainfall. Some reporting counties estimated gusts up to 70 miles per hour. Hillaker added that the highest recorded gust, reported by the Ankeny airport, was measured at 66 miles per hour. Mark Licht, a field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension who serves counties in central Iowa, said corn plants were susceptible to wind damage because of the period in the growing season and dry conditions. According to Hillaker, Dallas and Polk counties received the most amount of wind-related damage, both of which are in Licht’s service area. “Most of it was just wind damage, I didn’t hear of much hail damage but be-
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Mother nature’s mood swings May snows and September heat waves highlighted the weather pattern of 2013 that in all reality, has followed no pattern. Multiple interviews with Iowa State Climatologist Harry Hillaker have revealed that 2013 has had temperature swings and misplaced weather occurrences rarely seen since Iowa weather records began. The historic drought of 2012 continued into the late winter until record precipitation in April all but quenched dry conditions. The statewide average precipitation for April was measured at 6.52 inches, breaking the old record of 6.25 inches set in April 1999. A snowstorm welcomed the advent of May, dumping nearly a foot of snow in Lake Mills, Forest City and Britt. But just more than a week later, all memory of the late blizzard evaporated along with the snow as areas on May 14 recorded the first triple digit temperatures of the year. May not only saw a blizzard and 100 degree heat but was also doused by a statewide average of 9 inches of rain. The heavy rain eventually pushed planting season well into June. Some field agronomists with Iowa State University Extension estimated that as many as half of the soybean acres in their respective regions had not been planted by the first week of June. Many fields remained unplanted. By the time farmers were able to fill suitable acres, the rain disappeared. Although July finished with a statewide average of less than an inch of precipitation for the month, July also ended more than a degree below average normal temperatures. Hillaker said July 2013 saw an average of just five days with 90 degree temperatures, a mark reached and exceeded more than 20 times in July 2012. July 27 and 28 even saw lows in areas across the state drop into the low 40s. Some weather stations even reported record lows. When late July highs barely reached 70 degrees, Hillaker estimated that Iowans may have seen the last of oppressive heat but the cool jet stream yielded to a high pressure dome of warm temperatures. The last week in August brought the first 100 degree temperatures of the official summer and temperatures in the upper 90s persisted into September. On September 9, areas in Iowa once again recorded triple digit temperatures but by September 21, other locations had already reported the first frost of the fall. Rain once again returned to the state on the third week of September as some areas reported nearly 5 inches of rain for the week. Thursday, September 19 proved to be the wildest day of the week, dumping 3 inches of rain on some towns and blowing through with gusts near 70 miles per hour. As the calendar nears the end of the year, the wild, unpredictable weather has shown Iowans may be in for an exciting winter.
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match on money saved up to $2,400, for a possible $4,800 to use toward purchasing a farm asset. As part of the program, participants will be paired with a mentor, with whom they must meet in-person at least three times in the first year. Participants must also: Open and manage a savings account with Practical Farmers’ partner bank Create or fine-tune a business or whole-farm plan Attend at least four PFI events per year (online, on-farm or in person). PFI events include online trainings, field days, conferences, workshops and more Conduct quarterly reviews via email, phone or in-person with PFI staff to check on progress toward goals and program require-
ments Complete all forms and requested information on time “Through this program, Practical Farmers of Iowa and its supporters have forced me to look at our farm from a completely different perspective,” says Karla Hanson, a current enrollee who raises sheep near Monona. “Without the deadlines and goals required of SIP participation, I would not have moved forward with our farming plans as quickly.” Jordan Scheibel, another current enrollee who grows produce and herbs at Middle Way Farm near Grinnell, said applying to the Savings Incentive Program helped solidify his farming intentions. “When I applied, I was on the fence about how committed I was
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NASS reports slight decrease in cattle on feed for September Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Iowa for all feedlots totaled 1,130,000 on September 1, 2013, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa Field Office. The inventory is down 5,000 head from August
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capacity less than 1,000 head had 580,000 head on feed, up one percent from last month and up five percent from last year. Placements during August totaled 142,000 head, an increase of 34 percent from last month but down 11 percent from last year.
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Abby Galm, of Spencer, shows Jersey cattle from the Jones Dairy near Spencer to visitors at Grandpa’s Barn at the Clay County Fair. Visitors could see or touch a number of animals, including a Highland cattle calf, a rooster, piglets, chicks, an ostrich, turkey, alpacas, rabbits and pot bellied pigs.
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Tilliage Equipment for Sale
Tilliage Equipment for Sale, cont.
Livestock Equipment For Sale, cont.
Other Equipment for Sale, cont.
Tractors For Sale
IA: C-IH 12R36”Vertical Fold 3 pt, always shedded 308-9955515
IA: new idea 2 row mounted corn picker. Good shape, $500. 712246-1847
IA: IH 560 gas Fendens fast hitch. NF good rubber Westendorf W130 losfrt zz45,000 515-368-1358
A:Used Ringsted welding stalk smasher, large unit covers 80038 duals, 1 1/2 years old, like new 641-590-1820
Other Equipment for Sale
IA:Orthman MP3 Tracker Guidance system, 2 blades, always shedded, $4,700. 641-5902815
IA: 60 John Deere tractor, overhalued, power steering, new tires, very straight, with loader and #5 mower. Extra 60 John Deere tractor for parts. Extra head and carborator. 712-5459126 or 402-740-4842 IA:Field Ready. MF 850 late new parts. 712-387-5361 IA: IH 560 gas fast hitch narrow front narrow front, good tires 15-5-38 with WL30 Westendorf loader $5,000. 515-368-1358 IA: Wanted International 340 UT tractor 712-722-0486
IA:Hiniker 6000 cultivator unitslike new 319-521-7220 IIA: JD MI tractor wide front, nice starts, good runner, 300 IH tractor good and starts and run good. 641-425-6139 IA: 1995 Agco Hugger 636 C. H. went to 30 in rows $3800 used on R62. 712-837-4468
Grain Harvest & Handling Equipment For Sale
IA:1942 Case Wheatland D tractor, wide front, new front tires, runs good. 712-857-3417
IA:I1997 Case-IH 2188 with 30 ft JD bean head specialty rotor machine in great shape 712880-0484 for details.
IA:JD MI (tractor) wide front starts and runs good. 300 IH (tractor) nice tractor good starter and runner 641-425-6139
IA:Demco 550 or 650 gravity wagons. Call 712-210-6587
IA:JD3020 diesel dual hydralic narrow front synco range. 712384-2438 IA: Aggo white 6086 tractor, diesel, 80 hp. NFWD Westendorf TA28 loader, only 2,179 hrs. $19,695 641-592-1211
IA: Combine head movers from 25’ to 40’ wide please call 712210-6587 IA: New Orthman dry bean cutters 308-995-5515 IA: 12 x 72 PECK Auger. Flighting is excellent. 2 years old. 712-270-0735 IA: 1440 combine new price $2,700 IF not sold by July 15 will part out good unit or lots of excellent parts. 712-375-5077
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Hay Equipment Wanted IA:2 15” dual wheel rims for A-e Roto baler all-crop combines. 262-716-5250, Atlantic,Ia
Irrigation Equipment For Sale IA: WINCO GENERATORS, NEW & USED, 1PH 50KW $4,170. KATO LIGHT NEW 1PH AND 3PH WINPOWER USED 1PH $1,000. CALL WES SEBETKA AT, (641) 990-1094
Livestock Equipment For Sale IA: Feeders 24’ hay feeders meals on whells. Saves hay, saves time & saves money. Call 712-210-6587 IA: 24’ Hay feeders meals on wheels, Saves hay , saves time and saves money. Call 712-2106587 IA: 2 Smidley Fedders, 10 hole with lids, new, priced to sell. 641-590--2815 IA: 14 double disc fertilizer openers for JD or Kinze planters with 2 inch bar, discs measure 15 inches, $50 712-375-5077
IA ANHYDROUS APPLICATION UNIT Equaply® non pump system is perfect for side dress. Equal rows, reduced outgassing. Stops freezing. From $7900. JBI Enterprises, Brunning. NE IA: Cas 1948 VAC rebuilt generator and carburetor. New battery. Runs good. $2,000. 515-432-5163. IA: For Sale: 55 gallon drums. Only $5 each! Smitty Bee Honey, Defiance, Ia 712-748-4292 IA: Calument 3200 gal spreader tank with 4 knife enjector. Asking $4,500. 515-249-2512 IA: Balzer 1500 gal tank Magnum left front fill single ayle 21.5 tires w/quick attached hose. Like new call 515-379-1170
LIVESTOCK & ANIMALS Livestock For Sale IA: Dorset Rams fall and Jan born Dorset Ewes and Few southdown Ewe lambs 641-4493226 IA: Minature donkeys any sex any age emailwdbrink@wiatel. net or call 712-353-6730
IAHawkins Fertilizer Units, 16 units and parts, $125 per unit. 641-590-2815 IA: JD Fert. Openers, single disk, frame mounted, 16 units, excellent $570 each unite. 641590-2815 IA: Friesen 22 ton bin, with heavy factory skid $3,200 call 712-766-3239 IA: Watermelon style hog oiler $350, six section John Deere harrow wooden eveners $700 Parker 200 bushel wagon Westendorf gear $2,400. 712420-3030 IA:1973 Case 1737 skid loader 3,031 hrs. $4,195. 641-5921211
IA: Leonard Limousin & Angus Bulls for Sale Private Treaty. 70 red, black, polled Limousin and Angus bulls, Holstein, Iowa. 712-368-2611. firstname.lastname@example.org IA: Registered Gelbvieh Bulls, quality black gentle polled yearning bulls. Hobbs Gelbvieh 641-766-6779 or 641-2030863 IA: Dorset Rams. Thick meaty type Call 712-882-9840 IA: Steer and heifer show prospects. For more information and photos, visit our website at www.mikemillerclubcalves.com or call 515-370-0695. Dana
IIA: 1995 international, 4000 series, 6 cyl. ,13 ton., 7x12 flatbed. ,13,000 miles. ,duals wheels., mallard 712-857-3432 IA: Hog oiler round $350, JD 2-row cultivate fits only 50 520 $350 conectible, 14-14-21/4” solid JD tool bar 3 point 712420--3030
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Classified Livestock Wanted IA: Farrowing unit 1,500 to 2,000 sows, can switch to nursery or finishing. In compliance, Ia NC Iowa. Call 641-5902815
Hay, Grain & Forage For Sale IA: Good clean, bright sm sq in semi loads 641-658-2738 IA: Custom hay hauling; big rounds, big square etx can haul troughout midwest. For Sale Round Big Squares of Alfalfa/ Grass & straight Alfalfa 641640-0492
Hay, Grain & Forage Wanted IA: “Wanted: Alfalfa, round and square bales, picked up or deliver, call Roy at Pleasant Acres. 620-804-1506 IA: Quality small or lg sq Alfalfa or misxed in semi loads 641658-2738
VEHICLES Cars/SUV’s For Sale IA: 1966 Ford Galaxy convertible parts or restore 515-9814067 IA: 1986 Monte Carlo LS fixed up $6,000. 1961 Chevy pickup original 3/4 ton $6,000. 712253-1261
Campers/RV’s For Sale IA:8 ft Shadow Cruiser pickup camper 3 way refrig, toilet, furnace. $1,000 obo. 515-9715487
Vehicle Parts/Service IA: 2 11.2 x 24 like new tires on 8 bolt rims $350. 319-9811438
AROUND THE HOME Antiques For Sale/Wanted IA: Antique oak ice box 39” tal land 27 1/2 “ x 27 1/2” 515295-2903 IA: Estate Sale September 14 & 15 8am - 4pm. Soldier Community Building. This will be a two day sale featureing the John Deere toy & memorabilia collection of Marvin Larson. This is not an auction. All items will be priced to sell. Remaining items will be discounted for day two. Precision Classic Tractors & implements new w/boxes, Prestige collection new w/box, Collector Edition new w/boxes, numerous 1/64 scale tractors, some I.H. collection, lots of fixer upper toys - large selection of wheels, tires, & misc. parts, metal signs, clocks, shadow boxes, tools antique items, Please direct any questions to John Larson 712-830-5398.
Household Items For Sale/Wanted
IA: 100% Wood Heat- no worries. Keep your family safe and warm your family safe and warm with an Outdoor Wood Furnace from Central Boiler RDC Truck Repair 712-647-2407 (828-831)
IA: Wanted to buy old farm tools, hand woodworking tools, old seed corn items, hand cornsheller, cream separators. Call 515-8900262
Alfalfa and Grass Hay/Straw
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Other For Sale
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IA: Steel post. Dennis Becker Bancroft, Ia 515-538-1547
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‘12 Dodge 3500 SRW Crew Cab 4x4, leather, diesel, auto, 74K.........$31,900 ‘11 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab SLT 4x4, 5.7 Hemi, 23K...........................$25,000 ‘11 Dodge 3500 SRW Crew Cab 4x4 Diesel, auto, longbed ...............$21,900 ‘11 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4, 19K.................................................$15,900 ‘10 Dodge 3500 SRW Crew Cab longbed 4x4, auto, diesel................$31,900 SOLD ‘10 Dodge 3500 SRW Crew Cab, 4x4, diesel, longbed.......................$28,200 ‘10 Chevy 3500 Crew Cab Dually 4x4, diesel, auto, utillity bed..........$23,500 ‘10 Dodge 2500 Crew Cab, longbed, 2WD, 5.7 Hemi.........................$14,800 ‘09 Chevy 3500 SRW Crew Cab 4x4, longbed, diesel, 175K..............$19,400 ‘09 Chevy 2500 X Cab 4x4, diesel longbed, auto ...............................$17,900 SOLD ‘09 Chevy 2500 Reg Cab 4x4, 6.0 gas, 79K .......................................$18,700 ‘09 Chevy 2500 Reg Cab 4x4, auto, 6.0 gas ......................................$13,900 ‘08 Chevy 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, diesel, longbed, auto ........................$18,900 ‘08 Honda Ridgeline CR, 6-cy. auto, 4x4, 73K ...................................$16,700 ‘08 Dodge 3500 SRW Quad Cab, 4x4, diesel, auto, shortbed ............$16,700 ‘08 Chevy 1500 X Cab 4x4, 5.3 V8.......................................................$8,950 ‘07 Chevy 2500 Reg Cab 4x4, diesel, 92K.........................................$19, 800 ‘07 Dodge 3500 Quad Cab Dually, 4x4, auto, flatbed, 5.9 diesel........$18,700 ‘07 Dodge 3500 Reg Cab Dually 4x4, 5.9 diesel, auto .......................$17,800 SOLD ‘07 Ford Ranger 2WD, Reg Cab, 4-cy., auto.........................................$4,900 SOLD ‘06 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab 4x4, shortbed, diesel, auto ........................$9,400 ‘06 Dodge 3500 Quad Cab 4x4, Dually, diesel, auto...........................$18,900 ‘06 Dodge Reg Cab Dually flatbed 4x4, diesel, 6-spd.........................$16,800 ‘06 Chevy 3500 Reg Cab Dually, 4x4, diesel, auto. ...........................$13,900 ‘06 Chevy Colorado Reg Cab 4x4, 5 cyl, auto 97K...............................$3,200 ‘05 Dodge 3500 Quad Cab Dually, 6 cyl, 4x4 diesel, 181K.................$17,900 ‘05 Dodge 3500 Quad Cab Dually, 4x4, diesel, 6spd, 172K ...............$17,800 ‘05 Dodge 3500 Quad Cab Dually 6spd, 4x4, diesel...........................$17,600 ‘05 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab, longbed 4x4, 6spd, diesel.......................$16,900 ‘04 Dodge 2500 Reg Cab 4x4, 5.7 Hemi auto, 53K..............................$9,800 ‘03 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab longbed 4x4, diesel, auto.........................$13,900 ‘03 Dodge 2500 Reg. Cab 4x4, diesel, 6spd ......................................$12,600 ‘03 Ford F-350 SRW Crew Cab 2WD, 7.3 diesel, 88K........................$11,900 ‘03 Chevy 2500 Reg. Cab 4x4, 5.0 auto...............................................$4,900 ‘02 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab 4x4, shortbed, diesel, auto ........................$8,400 ‘02 Ford Explorer Limited 4x4, V8, leather...........................................$3,400
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